Our affordable, smaller-sized ShopBot Desktop is a digital fabrication powerhouse. It's built to perform like a big tool, built to be rugged, and built to last. Choose from two deck options: an aluminum tool deck or a Universal Vacuum hold down deck.Download a Brochure Get a Quote
In addition to impressive woodworking capabilities, the Desktop delivers engraving level precision, and the power and rigidity to machine parts from wood, plastic, aluminum, and other materials. The Desktop can perform a wide range of workbench, prototyping and production projects. And it is an agile platform to support your growing digital fabrication interests and needs.
The Desktop with Aluminum Deck (general purpose deck) comes standard with an attached MDF spoil board and is considered our most versatile deck option for a wide variety of machining options. Because the Desktop is completely open underneath and the aluminum deck can be partially or completely removed, you can add widely available dovetailing or end-milling attachments.
The Desktop with Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck kit includes a plywood plenum, MDF spoil board, and the ShopBot VacuubeTM for quick hold down of sheet goods. This deck option is not optimal for cutting small parts, but is well-suited for large parts without additional hold down from screws, nylon nails, or tabs. There is increased environmental noise due to the vacuum motor and hearing protection is highly recommended (82db).
See the Hold Down at a Glance chart for more information on hold down.
|2 Deck Options: Aluminum “T” slot extrusion, with MDF spoil board [optional, removable] OR Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck with ShopBot Vacuube™ kit, with plywood plenum and MDF spoil board|
|Drive System: 4 motors with integral, Teflon-coated precision lead screw with anti-backlash technology on each axis(1X, 2Y, 1Z)|
|Integral guard and dust skirt|
|Cut Speed: 4 inches per second (100mm/sec)|
|Jogging Speed: 6 inches per second (150mm/sec)|
|Resolution: 0.00025” (.00635mm)|
|Electrical System Requirements: 120V @ 15Amps|
|Frame: Machined aluminum members that are bolted together|
|Linear Bearings: Fully supported precision linear guides and blocks on each axis|
|ShopBot Control System software to run your CNC|
|Each new ShopBot tool includes powerful design software to create CNC projects.|
|Includes simple, quick-start set-up guide|
|Support Resources and Documentation|
|Desktop can be ordered with a CE Package|
|Cut/Movement Area**||24” x 18” x 3.5” 610mm x 460mm x 140mm|
|Footprint with Spindle||39” x 32” x 30” 990mm x 819mm x 760mm|
Nominal Cutting area and Total Movement Area refer to the areas that can be covered using a single z-axis.
Actual cutting width is decreased by 10” when using a second Z axis.
Spindle VFD ts to the right side of the gantry
|XYZ Movement:||25.2” x 20” x 5.5” 640mm x 508mm x 139.7mm|
If crated, add 178 lbs.
103 lbs [no deck, no cutter]
148 lbs [total weight with aluminum deck and spindle]
170 lbs [total weight with universal hold down deck and spindle]
|Crate dimensions:||44.5” x 37.6875” x 37.6875”, weight: 178 lbs, loading dock, forklift or lift gate service is recommended|
|Collets:||Includes one 1/4" and one 1/2" desktop collet and collet nut (ER20)|
|Cut Speed:||4 inches per second 100mm/sec|
|Jogging Speed:||6 inches per second 150mm/sec|
|Electrical System Requirements:||120V @ 15Amps|
While there are endless possibilities of what you can do with the ShopBot Desktop, here are a few examples of areas where people are putting their CNC tool to use:
Sign makers are using CNC for 3D carving, V-bit carving, profile contouring, fluting, and engraving. It also provides them with the opportunity to cut their own channel letter components, frames, posts, and borders in-house.Learn more about Signmaking with CNC
High-volume furniture and millwork companies, as well as novice and master craftsmen, are embracing CNC technology. Craftsmen are quickly realizing that the CNC process doesn’t jeopardize their pieces' authenticity; it only adds to quality and uniqueness of the finished product.Learn more about Woodworking with CNC
Whatever size manufacturing business you have, success today is about agility. ShopBot tools give you the ability to accommodate shifting priorities.
No educational setting is complete without a ShopBot. Our digital fabrication tools take STEM learning to the next level.
The Desktop Mini Enclosure allows you to keep hands safely out of your Desktop cutting area, and help keep chips and dust off your floor. Easily attaches to ShopBot Desktop t-slot deck with included hardware. The front panel is easily removed for easy access to the tool bed. Enclosure is made from impact resistant polycarbonate. Color shown in product rendering is for display purposes only, actual product is clear.
Desktop Mini Enclosure (#18103) $195
The Invision Full Enclosure allows you to keep hands safely out of the Desktop cutting area, and helps keep chips and dust off your floor. It is made from impact resistant polycarbonate. Color shown in product rendering is for display purposes only, actual product is clear.
Invision Full Enclosure for Desktop (#005976) $1200
Like a lathe, a rotary indexer provides a 4th rotary axis for turning a part, but it also provides precise “indexed” control over rotation.Learn more about CNC Indexers
The Invision Full Enclosure allows you to keep hands safely out of the Desktop cutting area, and helps keep chips and dust off your floor. It is made from impact resistant polycarbonate.Learn more about the Full Enclosure
Includes a selection of 7 bits to get you well on your way to cutting various projects.Learn more about the Starter Bit Kit
Create unique and impressive dovetails and add a creative touch to mortis and tenon joints. Use this jig for many varieties of end-milling on projects.Learn more about the Edge Clamp Jig
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